Vehicle security systems have been on an evolutionary path to provide users with the most reliable systems to ensure the protection of their vehicles and the contents. Previously, car owners only had recourse to car alarms systems that were intended to raise the alarm in the case of vehicle vandalism.
The state of technology available to consumer electronics has grown immensely that vehicle protection systems are no longer passive, after-the-fact, devices of yesteryears. One such technology is the ability to live stream events of what is happening inside your vehicle and within its immediate external surrounding.
Remote Viewing and the Technology Behind it
To get good quality video, you definitely need a camera. However, not any camera will do. In-car cameras are optimized to record video angles that are relevant to the vehicle owner. For example, the cameras are set up to ensure that the vehicle's entire exterior is covered without needing user intervention to focus them.
The second feature is that these cameras are equipped with night vision. This enables them to take discernible images in low-light environments either due to darkness or low-lit environments like underground parking lots.
A key distinction between premium vehicle cameras is how we access the video. PureCam systems are equipped with the same 4G mobile technology that comes with the latest smartphones. 4G is an international standard with strict regulation. This means that your PureCam device provides you with the same reliable network access as your smartphone. The device automatically uploads videos in real time to the cloud. That is, the videos are stored in secure servers from where you can access them with your internet-enabled devices.
Why it is Important to Remotely Check Your Car Camera
- Increased Awareness of Your Environment
With remote access to what is happening inside and outside your vehicle, you can quickly and safely establish threats to your safety. For example, you will see individuals lurking around your vehicle with the intentions of either breaking into your vehicle or waiting to carjack you.
- Parking Surveillance The cameras of PureCam are equipped with G sensors that activate recording when the car body receives an impact beyond a certain threshold. For example, the G-sensor would detect a smash and grab while activating the instant recording of the act.
The impact from another vehicle such as a fender bender from another driver trying to park their vehicle would also be detected by the G sensors and a recording would be made of the event.
From these two surveillance scenarios, it is clear that the PureCam system acts as your eyes and ears when it comes to your vehicle's security. These recordings act as definitive evidence that could prove crucial in case of a legal action.
- Protect your Car's Occupants
It is the unfortunate reality of our busy lives that we could absentmindedly forget a child or a pet in the car seat. With remote access to your in-car camera, a video of your car's interior is only a click away. Therefore, should this unfortunate situation occur, it will quickly come to your attention, enabling prompt resolution.
- Monitor Your Vehicle on the Road
Remote access allows you to access video even while your car is being driven by another driver. This gives you peace of mind knowing that you can monitor and ascertain that your vehicle is being driven safely.
Of course, the primary concern would be the safety of the driver, other occupants, and other road users. You are then in a position to make that preemptive phone call and caution the driver that you're concerned about their driving. Having a second set of eyes on the road gives that much-needed peace of mind.
Remotely viewing your car camera keeps you visually aware of your vehicle without your physical presence. With this technology, there will be no more surprises when it comes to your vehicle’s security. For more information on what dash cams can do for you or the technology behind them, leave a comment or contact us.